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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

#19 of 140 things to do in Stellenbosch Features Animals
Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 866 1560
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Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 866 1560
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You cannot go wrong to visit this nature reserve, In this post I will share what there is to do. Trust me on this one and do yourself a favour to visit this place. Car friendly: Yes, most cars will be able to do the...More

Thank OneBigAdventure2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had such fun on this relatively short hike--- loved the waterfalls and georgeous pools. REDO for sure

Thank eloizem2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow a spectacular walk, just amazing, cant take it all in at once. Will always remember the views, life is not about the number of breaths we take but rather the moments that take away our breath

Thank Estelle D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You think you are close to a town ? Well ... Once you reach jonkershoek outside of stellenbosch you feel like you are fully immersed in wild nature ; superb mountain area with great vegetation and perfect hiking and mtb options

Thank KristinMW
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Set in one of the prettiest valleys this is a popular spot for mountain bikers. There is an easy walk to the 1st waterfall and longer hikes for the more energetic.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Very easy to reach and nice place to visit for a few hours. The main MTB track is very doable and circular. You likely need a map to venture on other trails

Thank Wouter K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Jonkershoek is unique in that it is close to a city but absolutely unspoilt, and very extensive in size. Sadly due to recent fires (2016 and 2011) the wildlife is much depleted but in general the fynbos is spectacular in spring and at other times...More

1  Thank turret10
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Need a good and solid dose of nature? Running water all year round, a variety of hikes varying between about 4 and 16 km. Without doubt the easiest escape from civilisation near Cape Town or Stellenbosch. Once you reach the starting point of the actual...More

1  Thank Rudolph B
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Getting back into nature, these trails are good for the beginner as well as the expert, lots of fun and amazing surroundings. Do take a picnic basket or something to eat and drink as the only café at the entrance do not have a lot...More

Thank PriveeMarinda
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very very disappointed. Wanted a later afternoon drive so looked on the web and found this place. Couldn't find any information on opening/closing times on their website so rang them up. Was told the gates closed at 19.00. I turned up at 5.15pm to complete...More

1  Thank siwesky
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Kesia v
What times is the hiking trial open on freedom day ?
27 April 2017|
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How do u know which hike is which, how long, how many kms, what waterfalls are there at the end, beginning, of which trails, and which waterfalls do u go to to really swim? Thanks, Jonathan.
28 December 2016|
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Response from ThePr0fe550r | Reviewed this property |
At the entrance they will provide you with the map that has all the info, and the people are knowledgeable about the time it takes. Second waterfall is a bit small but nice nonetheless and is in a river ravine which is about... More
Thank you for your review! We will be visiting in September. My parents are joining us, who are 74 and 70. They are in reasonably good health. In your opinion, would this hike be difficult for people of that age? Thank you in advance!
7 July 2016|
Response from Irene_McC | Reviewed this property |
Hi - that totally depends on their individual state of fitness. There are several different tracks you can hike or just drive the circular route by car and get out at different points to stretch your legs. They will... More